According to the above video in 1976 Goddard Space Flight Center was a “kaleidoscope of extremes”. Is that still so Goddard workers of today? Hyperbola wants to know. But more importantly this video was about the center’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first liquid rocket engine flight, care of its name sake Robert H. Goddard. I think 1976 was the 200th anniversary of some historically significant event as well but for the life of me my British mind can’t recall what it was…

Next year will be the 50th anniversary of human spaceflight and space.com’s report about Bolden’s speech at the 26th National Space Symposium doesn’t really provide any sort of idea of what NASA 2011 will be like. It’s not space.com’s fault but Bolden said so little, making one wonder why he even bothered to add to his carbon footprint and hot foot it all the way to Colorado for a morning chit-chat

While in the Sunshine state we have learnt today, care of the Orlando Sentinel, that Obama will now not check out the X-37 during his visit. As if making a speech about a plan that cancels a vehicle whose building your standing in at the time isn’t ironic enough, standing by the Space Shuttle look-a-likey X-37 might just be a bit too much for anyone

If you’re a young American looking for a vibrant space programme perhaps India is the place to go? According to Aviation Week the Indians are just getting on with it, it being a manned space programme. And Bangalore owes the USA a few jobs…